Thursday, July 30, 2009

I'm a freakin' genius!!!!

I'm flying solo with my 10 month old daughter tomorrow and have been kind of stressing all week about how I am going to handle all the "stuff" associated with said trip. I have to bring a big old Britax carseat, cause she exceeds both the weight and height requirements of her infant seat. I need to bring my nice camera, camera bag, a diaper bag/carry-on and a duffle bag on wheels.

Oh. And Samantha too.

So without a doubt the bag on wheels is getting checked. The car seat needs to be checked at the gate because I'm not about to have another car seat or booster lost/stolen whatever the heck happened - for the 3rd time. And the diaper bag and camera bag are coming with me for obvious reasons.

I started looking at car seat wheelie things and although priced reasonably for a reasonably normal person I just couldn't justify the expense and I am already wheeling something else around so that isn't going to help.

INSERT awesome idea!

While looking at wheelie things I noticed most of them also had protective bags that go over the car seat. I suppose that is important to a few people... not $35 worth it but anyway. I thought "why not just throw a big t-shirt over your car seat and call it a day?" And then that's when the lightbulb went on!

Big Long Sleeve T-Shirt!!!

Check it out! It's totally gonna work. And if it doesn't, you can be sure I'll letcha all know when I get back from my trip.

This will get me from the car to check-in counter, and from baggage to the car.

My plan from the counter to the gate is to use the car seat straps like a backpack (if you loosen them all the way out it actually works pretty well.

I'll be wearing Samantha in my Mei Tai baby carrier, facing forward. And I'll have my extra large diaper bag with my camera bag in it...leaving my large one at home (sniff, sniff.) I'll still look like a bag lady, but not nearly as bad as my original plan which included the double stroller - ouch!


Carlee said...

I think you're on to something, pretty smart!!! Hope you have a great trip, call me when you get back and let me know how everything went!!!

Amy said...

I didn't get to truly test this out since at the last minute I was able to get the car seat to sit in the single stroller. But I do think it would have worked...


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